This is the 17th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the sixth part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s max snatch event.
The first event of Day 2 was simple: Find a one-rep-max snatch. The rules of the event were unique. Eight women lifted at a time. They had 10 minutes in the arena to establish the heaviest successful lift possible. They could perform as many reps as they wanted within the allotted time. The lift was considered successful as long as no contact was made with the body above the hips (meaning it couldn’t be a clean and jerk). Power snatches, muscle snatches, press-outs and knees contacting the ground were all permitted.
Furthermore, the athletes had no official knowledge of the other lifters in their heat, and the ground was slightly slanted. Not to mention the fact that the competitors had been through five events the previous day and had two more following this one. This was a snatch competition unlike anything the world had ever seen.
Tamara Holmes had the best lift of the day (145 lb.). Tanya Wagner was second (135 lb.), while Kristan Clever and Lindsey Smith tied for third (130 lb.).
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